Born: May 5, 1950|
|April 29, 1973, for the Kansas City Royals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 10, 1983, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Earned run average||3.99|
During his career, Bird was used in a variety of pitching roles, frequently shifting from the bullpen to the starting rotation and back. Bird appeared in six postseason games from 1976-8, all with the Royals, and each time against the New York Yankees, posting a 2.35 ERA in 7.2 innings pitched. After good work in the '76 and '77 playoffs, Bird is most known for surrendering a two-run homer to Thurman Munson in the 8th inning of Game Three during the 1978 ALCS.
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- The 100 Greatest Royals of All-Time: #43 Doug Bird